Counselling Services

Whether it’s study, relationships or money worries, life can be challenging at times. As a student, you will have access to a free and confidential counselling service through Inspire Student Wellbeing to help you work through any issues you may be experiencing.

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On Campus Counselling

Counselling is a safe place where you can talk with an independent and trained professional and begin to explore issues that are causing you difficulty. Counselling is about helping you to find the answers to improve your own mental wellbeing and keeping healthy as you progress through college and beyond.

Drop-in counselling sessions are offered at Armagh, Portadown, Lurgan & Newry campuses

If you need to speak directly with a counsellor about a concern you can drop into one of the sessions outlined below where a counsellor will be available on campus. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or have a concern you would like to discuss, please come and talk to an Inspire Counsellor at this drop-in facility – there is no need to book an appointment.

Lurgan Campus (alternate weeks)

Counsellor Day Time Dates Location
Louisa McMenemy Monday 1pm – 3pm 19th February LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan campus)
Louisa McMenemy Monday 1pm – 3pm 4th March LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan campus)
Louisa McMenemy Monday 1pm – 3pm 8th April LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan campus)
Louisa McMenemy Monday 1pm – 3pm 22nd April LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan campus)
Louisa McMenemy Monday 1pm – 3pm 13th May LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan campus)

Armagh Campus

Counsellor Day Time Location
Geraldine McCabe Tuesday 12pm - 2pm ARM-0-12 (Ground floor, 3rd meeting room)

Newry West & Model Campus (alternate weeks)

Counsellor Day Time Date Location
Stanley Blain Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am 20th Feb GSR04H Newry West
27th Feb Room NM009, Model Campus
5th March GSR04H Newry West
12th March Room NM009, Model Campus
19th March GSR04H Newry West
9th April Room NM009, Model Campus
16th April GSR04H Newry West
23rd April Room NM009, Model Campus
30th April GSR04H Newry West
7th May Room NM009, Model Campus
14th May GSR04H Newry West
21st May Room NM009, Model Campus
28th May GSR04H Newry West
4th June Room NM009, Model Campus

Portadown Campus (alternate weeks)

Counsellor Day Time Date Location
Kerry Scott Wednesday 10am to 12pm 21st February Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 6th March Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 20th March Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 10th April Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 24th April Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 8th May Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)
Wednesday 10am to 12pm 22nd May Study room in the Library (Room PYB 219)

Telephone/Email Service

The counselling service is available to students, 24/7. Students can call 0800 389 5362 to speak to a professional counsellor.

Alternatively, you can email support@inspirewellbeing.org and arrange for someone to contact you.

Online Support Hub

The Inspire Student Online Support Hub gives students instant access to a range of information and resources, tailored specifically to help care for your individual wellbeing needs.

Students can access features such as a resource library, gratitude diary, LiveChat and an online self-referral form. More information can be found at https://www.inspiresupporthub.org/hub-update (SRC PIN: SRCHUB).

Inspire Hub Guide SRC

Useful Contacts

We urge students to speak to someone they trust or reach out for help if they are going through a difficult time. Other useful contacts include: